PITTSBURGH – Today, Air Canada announced several new nonstop year-round transborder routes that will begin in spring 2018, including new nonstop service from Pittsburgh International Airport to Montreal.

Montreal is an important business and leisure market for Pittsburgh. Companies including Bombardier and Alcoa have operations there, and the city’s rich culture, history and European vibe attract more than 10 million visitors each year. The last time nonstop service was offered from Pittsburgh was November 2004, and Montreal is the fourth new international route announced or started from the airport this year.

“Adding another international destination like Montreal is important for both business and leisure travelers alike and adds to the momentum at Pittsburgh International Airport,” Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis said. “We look forward to expanding our partnership with Air Canada in Pittsburgh’s growing international market.” 

Benjamin Smith, President – Passenger Airlines at Air Canada, said the new flights offer additional convenience for Pittsburghers, and complement the airline’s long-time service to Toronto from Pittsburgh.

“We’re excited to offer additional choices for local area customers travelling onwards to Europe, Asia and across Canada with a vast array of connections at our Montreal international hub on North America’s Best Airline as rated by Skytrax,” he said.

The new Montreal service will be offered on a 50-seat regional jet, and tickets are on sale now.

All flights are timed to connect conveniently with Air Canada’s global schedule, and provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits, and for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access at mainline Canadian airports, priority boarding and other benefits.

Montreal-Pittsburgh Daily Starts
May 17, 2018 
Year-round Air Canada Express
50-seat CRJ
Departs Montreal 2:00PM Arrives Pittsburgh 3:40PM  
Departs Pittsburgh 4:15PM Arrives Montreal 5:45PM  

About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents.  Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2016 served close to 45 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 60 in the United States and 98 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,300 airports in 191 countries.  Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which also named Air Canada the 2017 Best Airline in North America.  For more information, please visit:, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.

About Allegheny County Airport Authority:
Allegheny County Airport Authority, which manages Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, is committed to increasing air service, improving customer service and inspiring growth in the Pittsburgh region. Its 2016 Annual Report detailing growth and improved financial position can be found at

Pittsburgh International Airport serves more than 8 million passengers annually on 16 carriers. During the past three years, the airport has increased its nonstop destinations more than 80 percent to include 68 airports. Air Transport World named Pittsburgh International its 2017 Airport of the Year. Travel + Leisure has again named Pittsburgh International a Top 10 Domestic Airport in 2017. In addition, TripAdvisor ranked Pittsburgh International Airport a Travelers’ Choice Favorite for Shopping in 2016.